Music for Solo Guitar by Lou Harrison performed by David Tanenbaum on classical guitar at the Other Minds Music Festival 8 in San Francisco California.
Serenade is dated 12 February 1952 and was originally entitled in Esperanto "Serenado por Guitaro." It was written as part of a letter to a composer friend who was studying guitar at the time. Lou Harrison says, "This Serenade' for guitar was written for Frank Wigglesworth as part of a private letter to him. I hope, then, that he will not mind my making public a portion of our correspondence!" For many years the piece remained unpublished, and guitarists circulated copies of Harrison's beautiful original calligraphy. The piece, which can also be played on harp or harpsichord, has been published as part of a Lou Harrison harp collection by Salvi Harps of Salem, Massachusetts.
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